Maddie's Fund® made a $100,000 investment in Shelter Animals Count in 2017. Shelter Animals Count is the only 501c3 independent organization dedicated to collecting, sharing and stewarding a national database of shelter statistics, resulting in a greater understanding of the state of animal welfare and, ultimately, more lives saved. This brings our total investment in this Shelter Animals Count to $265,000.
This grant will support the organization's day-to-day operations so they can continue to help communities at the local level to understand the trends, opportunities and challenges they face, and to help create a picture of how those translate to the regional and national levels.
As one of the original funders of this project, this grant demonstrates our belief in the importance of gathering data nationwide from animal rescue and sheltering organizations.